Given the unstable economy I want a small reserve of emergency fuel in case. With a 300 degree plus flash point B100 biodiesel is my fuel of choice to keep me out of conflict w the local fire Dept and my neighbors. I live in St. George Ut. the bottom corner of the state temp changes from the 115 highs to 15 lows in City location. I found a couple used totes those box pallet 275 gallon containers. One states it is a #2 grade plastic didn't find the stamp on the other one yet.
Questions: 1. How much per gallon does biodiesel weigh?
2. Given the # 2 plastic in the container is it compatible with Biodiesel?
3. Any Ideas how long the plastic bladders should last?
4. What to use as a stabilizer?
thats what we use to store fuel, no issues yet. We don't keep it that long so not sure about what to tell you about longterm stability other than make sure they are sealed and in an area that is not subject to big temperature fluctuations to avoid condensation
Be sure to use a biocide to keep fungus from developing
If those plastic totes are stored where the sun can hit them, it will break down the plastic, I have one sitting outside with a crack in the plastic, just from sitting there. I do not know how old it is but if a tarp was put over them, they might last a long time. This tote has been sitting outside for a number of years and the crack is on the top where the sun hits it the most direct.
Biodiesel weighs about 0.87 grams per millilitre, that's about 7 pounds 4.17 ounces per gallon.
yes, #2 is supposed to be HDPE High Density PolyEthylene
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